Recap: Reaction as Southend granted city status in honour of Sir David Amess


Recap: Southend's city status for Sir David Amess

By Lewis Berrill

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  • 🔵 Yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Queen has agreed Southend will be granted city status following the killing of MP Sir David Amess.
  • 🔵 Southend was preparing to compete for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022 but has been awarded the honour following Sir David's murder.
  • 🔵 Sir David Amess had fore fronted previous unsuccessful campaigns to get city status in 2013 and 2017.